Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I'm So Over

Our dear blogging buddy, Cheryl, challenged us in her Tuesday blog to list the things we're "so over" and "so happy about". I have been thinking about that since yesterday and plan to post my thoughts on that today. But first, I want to clarify my return to the working life. One of my buddies hoped it wasn't for financial reasons. Let me reassure you. I'm just filling in at my old job until a new Library Director can be hired.

When I heard that the present librarian, the woman who had replaced me 3-1/2 years ago, was leaving, I volunteered (what, am I nuts?) to come back temporarily while the Board of Trustees searches for a new director. I am very pleased to report that they are well on their way to accomplishing that task. They are in the process of interviewing some very talented and capable people and I am hoping that within the week a candidate will be chosen. So, though I am totally enjoying this experience, I will soon (and gladly) return to the life of a retired library director

That said, let's get on to the fun stuff.

I'm so over:

*Complaining about the weather. We are a people of weather complaints.
"It's too hot", "It's too cold", "The wind is too strong", "It's way
too still". You know the quotes. I'm going to endeavor to open my
eyes each morning and just say, "Thanks for the weather, Lord". I'll
keep you posted on my progress.

*Jeremiah Wright and his rantings. I think that's enough said on that
subject. Let's not give that publicity hound anymore thought than that.

*Reality TV. Apologies to those of you who enjoy it! I've had it!!

*Unforgiveness. I've really been convicted of that sin lately. And though
I would count myself among those who don't hold grudges, I only have to
look beneath the surface to see that I have many areas of unforgiveness.
I'll keep you posted on my progress in this area also.

*The squirrels who raid my bird feeder every morning. We're working on
that problem. Let's hope we can correct it.

I'm so happy about:

*The 64 kindergarten children and their teachers and helpers who visited
the library yesterday on a field trip. What a great time I had with them.
I especially loved the storytelling part. I told "Caps for Sale". They
were absolutely enthralled. What a lift to my spirit.

*That in spite of the pesky squirrels, the cardinals are visiting the bird
feeder. When I walk on the treadmill I can see them out the window flying
in and out.

*My hair. Oh please, don't think I'm vain, but right now, my hair is doing
all the right things. It is such a boost to know that at 60+ with many
things falling apart, my hair looks good.

*My dear husband and best friend who makes my life full, who makes me laugh
many times each day, who loves me unconditionally.....

*Friends, both near and far, and those in blogland who enhance my being.

*The sun, the moon and the stars that shine.

Have a great day, dear readers.

Here's something else that makes me happy -

Sunset from my front door.


camport said...

Love the list!

My grandma had the same problem w/ squirrels eating her bird seed. She rigged up a "shock" line that runs up the pole of the bird feeder. It works! It worked a little too well the first go around...she said you could smell the burnt squirrel for a week!

And I agree, you have great hair!!


Michelle said...

Thanks Pam, I would hate to worry about you having to work! Thanks for clearing it up.

Ok, your (and Cheryl's) Meme:

I would rather list what I love first....

I LOVE watching my girls scream about not having any space or privacy and then going in their room late at night and finding the two of them curled up like kittens.

I love what I am learning. About life, love, responsibility, myself, my kids, since I have really begun to grow up. It's more than a revelation and less of a surprise than I thought it would be.

I am so over "rock star" politics. If we were not under educating our kids and accepting less responsibility for ourselves, we wouldn't have to say that.

I am so over overt sex of any "persuasion" on tv. Who the hell thought this was entertaining or fun? Voyeur behavior is not decent. Or moral.

I am so over the lack of celebration of true talent. Have you seen a movie lately that wasn't a remake of an older one? Or original music that didn't use something, or most of, what was already done? True talent takes time to cultivate and in our "it takes 30 min on a sitcom to resolve issues" mentality, we are just too impatient to cultivate anything.

Hugs Pam!


Cheryl Wray said...

Oh, Pam, I LOVE your list!!!!!!!!

I love Caps for Sale; was always one of my favorites to read to the girls. I know that the kiddoes just loved your reading it!!

Have a lovely day!